Alexandria, VA

Seven-year-old Reno moved to Alexandria from Florida, so the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria’s pet of the week might not know what to expect from cold winters.

The black Labrador retriever mix is currently in a foster home, and all of his adoption fees have been paid by a generous donor, according to AWLA spokesperson Gina Hardter.

“Reno can be a little hesitant in new situations, so he’d love a home with a quiet lifestyle where he generally has human and animal friends around so he can establish his routine…and enjoy a whole lot of napping time,” Hardter said.

To schedule time to meet with him from his foster home either virtually or in-person, please email [email protected].

Photo via AWLA

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Morning Notes

Alexandria Library Offers New Online Learning Tool — “During this time of school closures, expanded online learning, and social distancing recommendations, access to premium research tools that provide access to information from reliable sources is important. Alexandria Library Offers Online Resource Tool EZProxy to make access to these resources easier to use.” [Zebra]

Southern Living Profiles Alexandria at Christmas — “Although it may look the part, Alexandria, Virginia, is not the kind of Hallmark-movie small town where all the locals grew up together and you’ll undoubtedly run into your high school sweetheart while picking up a fresh baguette at the neighborhood bakery. The community here is tight-knit, but anyone can join.” [Southern Living]

Coronavirus Spike Leads to New Restrictions — “In restaurants, on-site sale and consumption of alcohol must end at 10 p.m., and the restaurants must close by midnight. Parties of more than 25 may not be seated or served, and customers must be served at tables 6 feet apart (and not at bar seating). Masks must be worn at all times when not drinking or eating.” [Alexandria Gazette]

Animal Welfare League of Alexandria Seeking Care Technician — “Responsible for daily cleaning and feeding of the animals at the animal shelter and other associated tasks. Weekend work will be required; Saturday or Sunday availability is required. This is a part-time Temporary position.” [Paylocity]

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Felines Chloe and Emmie are bonded for life, and the dynamic duo are looking for a new family through the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.

“Four-year-old felines Emmie (orange) and Chloe are ready to double your pleasure and double your fun, because this dynamic duo of bonded kitties are looking for their new family…together,” said AWLA spokesperson Gina Hardter. “While their looks couldn’t be more opposite, their purr-sonalities are pretty similar: both girls are sweet, outgoing and go out of their way to get pets from new people.”

You can meet both of these lovely ladies BY APPOINTMENT virtually or in person.  Learn more at  AlexandriaAnimals.org/Adopt-By-Appointment.

Photo via AWLA

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Tank always makes sure to put his toys away after he finishes with playtime, and the three-year-old Pit Bull Terrier is also looking for a new home through the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.

“Tank’s favorite place to be is in his cozy bed full of blankets and toys,” said AWLA spokeswoman Audrey Alessi. “He’s looking for a best friend who can relate!”

Incidentally, a number of pets ALXnow has featured in recent weeks have already been adopted, including Jasmine, Spooky and Jumpy.

Tank recently benefited by having his dog dorm sponsored through AWLA’s Adopt the Shelter program.

Anyone interested in meeting Tank can schedule an appointment at AlexandriaAnimals.org/Adopt-By-Appointment.

Photo and video via AWLA

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After spending time with one of the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria’s foster caregivers, 19-month-old Ace is looking for a home of his own.

The black and white domestic short-haired cat has even become popular with AWLA youth volunteers.

“He is a great snuggler!” wrote a youth volunteer. “A perfect day for Ace includes snuggling on the couch, looking out a window in a sunny spot, maybe exploring the outdoors through a screened in porch. Ace prefers not to hang out in loud places, as he can be a little shy at first and takes time to warm up in a home.  If your family is loving and all about the snuggles, Ace is a great match.

If you are interested in learning more about Ace or scheduling time to meet him either virtually or in-person, visit AlexandriaAnimals.org/Adopt-By-Appointment for more information.

Photos via AWLA

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Morning Notes

Beyer Calls Trump ‘Super Spreader in Chief’ — “The Super-Spreader-In-Chief strikes again. From coast to coast he visits American communities spreading dangerous aversion to science and public health precautions. He brings large groups of people together under unsafe conditions in state after state, and this is what results.” [Twitter]

Halloween Weekend Events in Alexandria — “While Alexandria police are not planning to close down Lee Street for the annual Halloween party, there are lots of activities Halloween weekend.” [Alexandria Living]

ACT for Alexandria’s #ArtsALX Fundraiser Extended to Nov. 6 — “We are still fundraising to save the arts! 100% of donations will directly support artists in Alexandria. Donation portals open thru Friday, Nov. 6.” [Twitter]

Two Alexandria Restaurants Make Washingtonian’s List for Cozy Escapes — “The Yates family went above and beyond when reimagining the outdoor space at Lena’s Wood-Fired Pizza & Tap during the pandemic. The 5,200 square-foot set-up has cabanas–hung with Moroccan lanterns–for parties of ten or less; pergolas glowing with string lights; and a new beer garden ringed around a fire pit… Pick (at Del Ray’s Evening Star Cafe) between two homey outdoor areas at this Alexandria mainstay: the Front Porch, where you can sip a bourbon slush by a fire-pit table, and the new, roomy Back Yard.” [Washingtonian]

ALIVE! Hosting Food Distribution Event on Halloween — “The event will be held at two drive-through sites: the parking lots of John Adams Elementary (5651 Rayburn Ave.) and Cora Kelly Elementary (3600 Commonwealth Ave.). Residents can pick up food at either location from 8:30-10:30 a.m. or until supplies last.” [Zebra]

Animal Welfare League of Alexandria Gets Pets Displaced by Zeta — “We are so glad we were able to welcome a group of dogs and cats from @LASPCA last night. In preparation for the landfall of Hurricane Zeta, The Louisiana SCPA needed to make extra room in their shelter so they could help animals displaced by the storm.” [Twitter]

Today’s Weather — “Cloudy skies (during the day) . High 53F. Winds NNW at 10 to 20 mph. A few clouds from time to time (in the evening). Low 37F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.” [Weather.com]

New Job: Deputy Clerk — “The Deputy Clerk (Grade 7) is assigned operational responsibilities and ensures court’s instructions are executed and legal papers are prepared with accuracy and in accordance with appropriate policies and procedures.” [Indeed]

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Even at 15 years old, Jasmine the Chihuahua is spry and can smell treats from the other end of the room.

A native of Florida, Jasmine she spent some quality time with the True and Faithful Pet Rescue Mission before making Alexandria her home.

“Jasmine is partially blind and partially deaf, but she doesn’t let it slow her down,” said Gina Hardter, spokesperson for the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria. “She’s a speedy gal who loves to explore and spend quality time in the yard and on walks.”

If you are interested in learning more about Jasmine, or scheduling time to meet her by appointment virtually or in person, visit AlexandriaAnimals.org/Adopt-By-Appointment for more information.

Photos via AWLA

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Fry, a three-year-old ginger tabby, is this week’s Pet Pick from the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.

“Fry is a well-traveled gent, having lived as far away as Hawaii, but he’s loving life so far in Virginia,” said Gina Hardter, spokesperson for the AWLA. “Fry is an affectionate guy who needs some time to explore his surroundings, but once he’s comfortable, get ready for a very sweet lap kitty.”

If you’re interested in learning more about Fry or scheduling time to meet him virtually or in-person by appointment, visit AlexandriaAnimals.org/Adopt-By-Appointment.

Photos via AWLA

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With Halloween around the corner, this week’s Pet Pick from the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria is Spooky.

“At seven months old, this black lab mix is a bundle of energy who is looking for someone who is ready to match his rambunctious attitude,” said Gina Hardter, spokesperson for the AWLA. “Spooky is still young and could be very interested in training to help him grow into a polite adult dog while stimulating him mentally and physically.”

Spooky has lived with both cats and dogs, and can use a little attention.

Anyone interested in learning more about how to meet Spooky virtually or in-person can visit AlexandriaAnimals.org/Adopt-By-Appointment.

Photo via AWLA
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Jumpy lives up to her name.

The five-month-old kitten is up for adoption through the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.

“As a kitten, she loves jumping of every variety, from pouncing to leaping to bounding after a toy,” said Gina Hardter, spokesperson for the AWLA. “She’s especially fond of toys, and loves to chase after laser pointers and wand toys. Though she can be a little shy around new people, she loves other cats and might even enjoy a kitty sibling in her new home as a playmate.”

If you are interested in learning more about Jumpy, visit AlexandriaAnimals.org/Adopt-By-Appointment.

Photos via AWLA

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Nightcap isn’t named for any late night drinks, but this sleepy cat might warm your heart by rubbing against your ankle at home.

The one-year-old gray female is up for adoption through the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.

“She’s named, not after the drink, but after the old-fashioned sleep-time headgear, because when she first came to us,she loved to spend all of her time in her bed,” said Gina Hardter, spokesperson for the AWLA. “Since then, she’s grown more familiar with her new environment and now loves to greet visitors with purrs and ankle rubs.”

If you are interested in learning more about her or scheduling time to meet her, either in person or virtually, visit AlexandriaAnimals.org/Adopt-By-Appointment for more information.

Photos via AWLA

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The Animal Welfare League of Alexandria‘s latest adoptee has a name made for love.

Cupid, an affectionate eight-month-old border collie has extra soft fur and needs a new home, said AWLA spokesperson Gina Hardter.

“This pup is a love,” Hardter said.  “He still has some growing to do, but already he’s showing he’s one smart cookie. He has a great ‘Sit’ and seems eager to learn more.”

If you’re interested in scheduling time to meet Cupid virtually or in person, visit AlexandriaAnimals.org/Adopt-By-Appointment.

Photos via AWLA

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